The Tomah High School softball team split a pair of contests in West Salem Saturday.
The Timberwolves opened with an 18-5 rout of La Crescent but lost the second game to West Salem 4-1.
The split left Tomah with a 10-13 record.
Savannah Murphy amassed seven total bases − two doubles and a triple − in the victory over La Crescent. The Timberwolves scored 10 runs in the top of the fourth, and the game ended after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Ella Plueger pitched the first four innings for Tomah and got the victory. Emma VanTreese pitched a scoreless fifth.
Tomah’s bats cooled off considerably against West Salem pitcher Samantha Thompson, who struck out three and walked nobody.
Journey Smith accounted for two of Tomah’s five hits with a solo home run in the sixth and a double.
Plueger pitched a complete game. She struck out five and walked two.
The post-season for the Timberwolves begins Tuesday, May 21 with a WIAA Division 1 Regional semifinal contest against an opponent and a site to be determined.
TOMAH 18 LA CRESCENT 5
Tomah 204 (10)2−18 19 2
La Crescent 101 30−5 8 7
Pitchers: T—Plueger, VanTreese (5). LC—Hoiness, Pogodzinski (4). W—Plueger. L—Hoiness.
Hitters: T—Mathison (3-for-4, 4 runs), Murphy (3-for-5, 2 double, triplea, 4 RBI), Perry (2-for-4, 3 RBI), Shamhart (3-for-4), S. Lyden (3-for-4). LC—Newsome (triple).
WEST SALEM 4 TOMAH 1
West Salem 003 010 0−4 6 0
Tomah 000 001 0−1 5 4
Pitchers: W—Thompson. T—Plueger. W—Thompson. L—Plueger.
Hitters: W—Feyen (2-for-4), Cavadini (home run, 2 RBI). T—Smith (2-for-3, home run, double), Murphy (2-for-3).